boxcar children 9-10

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dessert
a sweet course served at the end of a meal
general
Characterized by excessive anxiety or worry about numerous things, lasting for 6 months or longer.
flat
a level tract of land
direction
a line leading to a place or point;
extra
further or added;
range
Distance between highest and lowest scores in a set of data.
battery
a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series
course
education imparted in a series of lessons or class meetings;
wristwatch
a watch that is worn strapped to the wrist
napkin
garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement
grease
a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery)
foothold
a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing
boulder
a very large stone
thunder
The sound caused by the rapid expansion of air along an electrical strike
crumble
(v) to break apart into little pieces / 부스러지다
narrow
not wide
wink
blink
hover
(v.) to float or hang suspended over; to move back and forth uncertainly over or around
whir
make a soft swishing sound;
leftover
a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists
faint
dim
ranger
a person who takes care of a forest or park
scrap
small bit or fragment; discarded waste material; fight; Ex. a scrap of paper/cloth; V: break into parts for disposal; discard as worthless; fight; quarrel
crumb
(n) a little piece of something such as bread or cake / 작은 조각, 빵 부스러기
rockslide
Fastest form of Mass Movement
flashbulb
a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
harmless
not causing or capable of causing harm;
accident
anything that happens by chance without an apparent cause
tribe
group of people related by blood or marriage
a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties, with a common culture and dialect, typically having a recognized leader.
lumber
the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
thunderbird
(mythology) the spirit of thunder and lightning believed by some Native Americans to take the shape of a great bird
forehead
n. The upper part of the face, between the eyes and the hair.
plank
Tiny organisms that float in the water
knapsack
a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder
chalk
a piece of chalk (or similar substance) used for writing on blackboards or other surfaces
exclaim
cry out suddenly; N. exclamation; ADJ. exclamatory
leather
an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
dunk
immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate;
business
Fluctuations in economic activity, such as employment and production
larkspur
any of numerous cultivated plants of the genus Delphinium
beadwork
ornamentation with beads
moccasin
n. A foot-covering made of soft leather or buckskin.
spatter
Blood that has been dispersed as a result of force applied to its source.
shovel
v. excavate, dig, scoop
crowbar
Straight iron bar, usu with a hooked end, used as a lever to open crates, move heavy objects, etc.
language
A system of communication through the use of speech, a collection of sounds understood by a group of people to have the same meaning.
hound
any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
trot
run at a moderately swift pace
muffin
(noun) a sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan
dull
emitting or reflecting very little light;
rent
lease
bare
uncovered
fashioned
made, built, or shaped
wharve
landing places where ships may tie up and load or unload
belfry
a bell tower; usually stands alone unattached to a building
imagination
the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses;
pickle
vegetables (especially cucumbers) preserved in brine or vinegar
barrel
a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
earnest
sincere
mansion
a large and imposing house
wisp
Small in amount, fragile, or slight
wharf
a large dock from which ships may load or unload
stiffly
stilted
pitcher
a person who throws a baseball to a batter
velvet
a silky densely piled fabric with a plain back

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